Kathleen King: Other Lives

May 7 – June 12, 2021
Hours: Friday + Saturday 12-6pm
Open late until 8pm for First Friday: June 4th

Free and open to the public with no appointment necessary. Social distance and masks required. Private appointments are available, please email mercurytwenty@gmail.com to schedule.

Kathleen King emphasizes the personal, social, and cultural aspects of collecting and arranging found materials in her exhibition, Other Lives. King explores ideas about value, multiplicity, including the multiple aspects of each person, and the psychological power that objects hold. While comprised of common objects and materials, her work in Other Lives reveals possibilities not found in everyday life. Three sculptures anchor the installation: (Dis)Organized Bodies, two figure-like stacks of plywood cubes filled with found paper detritus; Heart of Glass, a square wood platform supporting a circle of found glass bottles, vases, and jars; and Tree without Roots, a ribbon of tied-together fabric culled from discarded clothing. In addition, a series of paintings made with tape and house paint demonstrate ideas about continuous variation and creative consciousness. The paintings collect intensive marks derived from directional signage or the interweaving of fiber in cloth, among other references. They connect and conjugate elements and by overstepping their standard through the amplitude of continuous variation, a persistent, unforeseen, autonomous becoming is invented.